Become part of our community and let professional foresight guide your decisions to positively impact the future.
The following principles will guide the behaviors of APF’s Board, partners, and members
APF aims to advance the practice of professional Foresight by fostering a dynamic, global, diverse, and collaborative community of professional futurists and those committed to Futures Thinking who expand the understanding, use, and impact of foresight in service to their stakeholders and the world.
BETTER FORESIGHT FOR BETTER FUTURES
“We envision a world where professional Foresight guides decisions positively affecting the future. ”
Chair of the Association of Professional Futurists
- IFTF Foresight Talks: Foresight and Design at Hitachi: Reaching Alignment on Technology’s Role in Our LivesThu, Dec 07WebinarDec 07, 2023, 9:00 AMWebinar
- Tue, Dec 12WebinarDec 12, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+1Webinar
Futures thinking is not about crystal ball gazing or prophesizing to predict the future but rather it is a transdisciplinary or meta-approach to studying possible, probable, and preferable futures.
Futures thinking is a rational, creative, reflective, and contemplative process of engaging citizens to be aware of and to question their ways of anticipating the future to create contingencies, alternatives, strategies to innovate, and transform today.
As a process, it invites you to know that our worldviews and contexts create value.
The goal in futures thinking is to make sense of thinking and meaning in questioning and disturbing the way we anticipate the future. The values and the stories that we create and share with others, personal or collective, create futures.